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wallah

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɒl.ə/ us    /ˈwɑː.lə/ UK informal or Indian English
(in compounds) a person who has a particular duty: I made the tea yesterday so it's Mira's turn to be tea-wallah this afternoon. a rickshaw-wallahDuty, obligation and responsibility
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